Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Elmvale Maple Festival

Every year the sleepy town of Elmvale explodes in a celebration of Nature's rites of Spring - the running of liquid gold - Ontario Pure Maple Syrup. (This year, it'll all take place on 19 April!) In addition to sugarshacks filled with bubbling goodness and a pancake restaurant (open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) where your flapjacks will be drenched in maple, you'll find carnival rides, crafts, quilts and other diversions. Check it all out here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Maple Syrup Festival in Mansfield, Ohio

Malabar Farm State Park in Mansfield, Ohio, is the setting for an annual Maple Syrup Festival. This year, it's from noon to 4 p.m. 1, 2, 8 and 9 March. There's no admission charge. There'll be demonstrations of sugaring techniques over the centuries, and a self-guided tour of the sugar camp -- with free samples at the sugar house. Ohio maple syrup, maple walnut fudge, maple cotton candy, maple popcorn and more will be for sale in the Malabar Farm Gift Shop throughout the season.